Murder in the Cathedral at St Bartholomew the Great
A new production of T.S Eliot's 1935 play Murder in the Cathedral will be staged at Saint Bartholomew the Great Church near Barbican, central London from 16 May to 14 Jun 2014
Produced by Little Spaniel Theatre Company, this site specific performance will provide an atmospheric setting for Eliot’s medieval pageant, presenting the text in a new and atmospheric surrounding.
The cast for the production includes: Martin Aukland as Thomas Becket, along with Ava Amande, Cristina Basche, Clare Brice, Pip Brignall, Anna Buckland, Tyrone Coogan, Edward Fisher, Eluned Hawkins, Claire-Monique Martin, Daniel Osgerby, Damian Regan, Edmund Sage-Green, Jack Cooper Stimpson, and Tom Wharnsby.
Eliot's play is described as a "metaphysical reflexion on the themes of faith and self-sacrifice". It follows Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury who met a gruesome death in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 as four knights - unofficially commissioned by the king - entered the church and murdered him in front of his terrified priests.
The production is directed by Cecilia Dorland and features music by Jean-Philippe Martinez, company movement by Darren Royston and company voice work by Adrienne Thomas.